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Update On Dedham Animal Abuse 

Now an update on a story we first told you about last week involving alleged animal abuse and neglect in Dedham.State District Humane Agent Chrissy Perry says state officials obtained a search warrant today for the trailer on Bald Mountain Drive in Dedham where authorities say the abuse took place.Last Wednesday, we reported that 6 horses and 2 cats had been rescued from that residence. Since then, a litter of kittens has also been rescued from the property.Neighbors told state animal welfare officers the animals were routinely left for weeks at a time with no food or water and no shelter during the winter.Animal welfare officials identified the owner of the horses and the property as Jean Marie Ahearn. Authorities say Ahearn already is facing one animal cruelty charge that has not been to trial yet and will most likely be facing additional charges.Neighbors tell us they believe Ahearn has left the state.